Curry aims to return Friday vs. Hawks

22 March, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Julio Duncan
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The Warriors are now 3.5 games back of the Rockets for the No. 1 seed in the West, but have an 8.5-game cushion over Portland for the No. 2 spot.

Curry could, however, return as soon as Friday when the Atlanta Hawks visit Oracle Arena, multiple sources disclosed to NBC Sports Bay Area on Monday night.

All-Star trio Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are all now sidelined with injuries and it has seen the shorthanded Warriors struggle to function.

Curry has missed the past six games.

Curry (ankle) is targeting a return to the Warriors' lineup for the team's next game Friday against the Hawks, Chris Haynes and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN report.

The two-time MVP will have his right ankle re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Though the Warriors won the game in which Curry was hurt, 110-107 over the Spurs on March 8, they have since lost four of six, including 89-75 on Monday in San Antonio.

The Warriors are dealing with injuries to all four of the All-Star players. "He has had a history of ankle issues and although his latest scare was not considered serious, the Warriors wanted to give him ample time to recover with the postseason around the corner". Not only is Curry injured, but Golden State is now also without All-Stars Kevin Durant (ribs) and Klay Thompson (hand). Curry has averaged 26.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 4.2 three-pointers per game on 49 percent shooting from the field and 42.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

The Warriors enter play Wednesday at 53-18, 3.5 games behind the Houston Rockets for the top seed in the Western Conference.



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